Building Magazine


  • News Building

    IOC likes Calgary’s legacy, including Saddledome, for 2026 bid: city director

    January 23, 2018 by Donna Spencer, THE CANADIAN PRESS

    The International Olympic Committee believes Calgary’s Saddledome can host hockey and figure skating in 2026. Kyle Ripley, the city’s recreation director who is also director of Calgary 2026 bid project team, says IOC personnel who visited the city last week gave thumbs up

  • Here We Go Again

    August 28, 2017 by Peter Sobchak

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: mega-events do little to stimulate growth, strain already-burdened budgets, and in the end rarely deliver on their promises of urban rejuvenation. Back in mid-2015 I was paranoid that Toronto — coming

  • Q&A: Joe Berridge

    August 24, 2017 by Rhys Phillips

    A partner in Toronto’s Urban Strategies, he has worked on the Manchester Commonwealth Games and a facility at the London Olympics as well as being familiar with the Sydney Olympics and other major urban-centred events.

  • Feature Construction

    Corrosive Corruption

    August 19, 2016 by Shannon Moore

    Brazil’s overt corruption scandals affect not only the Summer Olympic Games, but may also signal a ‘New Era’ in the global regulatory enforcement landscape.

  • Feature Real Estate

    All Fun and Games Until…

    September 3, 2015 by Peter Sobchak

    Kudos to Toronto for running what, by many accounts, was a successful event with the Pan/Parapan Am Games. HOV lane-spawned traffic woes and a price tag in the neighbourhood of $2 to $3 billion aside, tourist spending went up in